Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has a long history of high ratings from users and top placements in listings of leading ERP.
Let’s look back at this strongly positive review of Epicor ERP from 2012. Then, we’ll share a few more recent indicators of Epicor’s position among the best ERP software providers.
Epicor shows consistency as a leader in providing the best ERP software technologies. That’s a clear sign of the value it provides to all of its users.
Epicor ERP was rated as one of the Leaders among ERP software technologies. That’s according to Nucleus Research’s “Technology Value Matrix – Second Half 2012 Enterprise Resource Planning.
Companies can use this Matrix to assess their investment shortlist. It’s also useful for evaluating the case for maintaining an existing product that may lag behind the value offered by other options.
Nucleus expects the center point of the Matrix, which represents the composite average point in the market, will move up and to the right over time. That’s due to vendors making more investments in functionality and usability. In turn, that effectively increases the average value delivered across all products.
Technology Review Matrix Methodology
The Value Matrix is based on functionality and usability, the two core measures that Nucleus has found indicate an application’s ability to deliver initial ROI and, ultimately, maximum value over time.
Usability composite scores are based on a number of factors including intuitiveness of the application, availability of role-based interfaces, training requirements, and productivity impact on users.
Functionality composite scores are based on the breadth and repeatability of functionality in the core application, the availability and ease of integration of add-on functionality that delivers additional benefits, and the vendors’ investment in innovative functionality outside the core that will deliver additional benefits.
The Matrix is divided into four quadrants: Leaders, Experts, Facilitators, and Core Providers:
- Vendors in the Leaders quadrant have invested in both functionality and usability features that are likely to deliver the greatest potential returns.
- Vendors in the Experts quadrant have invested in deep functional capabilities that, by nature, make the application more complex and thus require more training and expertise to use than Leaders.
- Vendors in the Facilitators quadrant have invested in making their applications intuitive and easy to use, driving rapid adoption with limited training requirements.
- Vendors in the Core Providers quadrant are point solutions or those that provide limited functionality at a relatively low cost, giving them a high-value proposition when limited functionality is needed.
Epicor ERP: An ERP Software Technology Leader in 2022, 2023 and Beyond
Epicor’s accolades don’t stop in 2012. This supplier of tools to automate and optimize business processes continues to earn recognition.
Nucleus Research again named Epicor a leader in its 2022 ERP Small Business and Midsize Business ERP Value Matrix.
One key factor in this high ranking is Epicor’s offering of ERP systems that support so many business functions. From financial management to supply chain management and human resources, Epicor helps businesses across all major areas of operation.
By supporting the whole of a business, Epicor delivers impressive results. Time savings, significantly reduced human error, increased transparency, and improved reporting are just a few examples.
Customizability is also a key factor. It’s crucial in the development of industry-specific ERP. The team at Cre8tive Technology & Design leverages this customizability to better support the A&D industry, general manufacturers, and machine shops.
Contact us to learn more about implementing an exceptional ERP solution for your business.